Tiger Killed by Police on Georgia Interstate

Associated Press

A Bengal tiger was shot and killed on Interstate 75 as it charged law enforcement officers who had hoped to tranquilize it, authorities said. The animal, weighing between 250 and 400 pounds, was shot Sunday night about two hours after it was first spotted.

Authorities said they did not know where the tiger came from but speculated that it either escaped from captivity or was abandoned on the highway.

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